At a glance:
- Author: Robinson Jeffers
- First Published: 1928
- Type of Work: Poetry
- Type of Plot: Psychological realism
- Setting: Carmel coast range, California
- Characters: Cawdor, Hood Cawdor, George Cawdor, Michal Cawdor, Martial, Fera, Concha Rosas
- Genres: Poetry, Narrative poetry
- Subjects: North America or North Americans, United States or Americans, Parents and children, Murder or homicide, Twentieth century, Nature, California, West, U.S., Farms, farmers, or farming, Fathers, Pacific Northwest, Life, philosophy of
- Locales: California, United States, North America
In 1899 a terrible fire devastates many of the farms along the Carmel coast, but Cawdor’s farm is untouched. Early one morning he sees two figures approaching his house: a young woman leading a blind old man. They are the Martials, who hold the land bordering his and with whom Cawdor has an old feud. Martial was blinded by the fire, his farm destroyed. His daughter Fera has only Cawdor to turn to for relief. Cawdor takes them in and sends his servant, Concha Rosas, to live in a hut. When the old man is well enough to walk around, Cawdor speaks of sending the two...
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